New adventure rises from ash of canceled train rides
IONE, Wash. — For 35 years the North Pend Oreille Valley Lion’s club gave people a peek at the rugged beauty of the county through train rides from Ione to Metaline Falls. The train may be gone but a new adventure is about to begin.
The annual train rides were used as a fundraiser for the Lion’s Club to fund service projects locally, regionally, and internationally.
When the rides came to an end, the club began thinking what it could do to continue to give people a unique experience and raise money for project.
The idea of the Railrider was born. It’s a train of 10, four-seat-pedal powered cars that allows the riders to sail down the tracks and take in the scenic views of the Pend Oreille River and surrounding mountains.
The trip begins in Ione and runs 6 miles to the north. The turn around point is Box Canyon Dam. Each trip is expected to take about 90 minutes.
The cost of the NPOV Lions RailRider is $22.00 for adults and $12.00 for children ages 2 through 11.
The inaugural NPOV Lions RailRiders season begins May 2018 running through October starting Memorial Day Weekend with rides throughout the summer and during local community celebrations.
For mor information or make reservations, call 844-724-5743 Monday-Friday 6 am-5 pm or visit NPOV Lion’s web site by clicking here.
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